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  3. San Pedro de Atacama
  4. Puritama Hot Springs

San Pedro de Atacama: Puritama Hot Springs

Product ID: 344746
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Hop on this transfer to an oasis in the middle of the desert and take a relaxing dip in the invigorating thermal waters of Puritama. Discover 8 natural pools, surrounded by incredible views of the hills and an impressive variety of native vegetation.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration 3 - 4 hours
Starting times 8:00 AM, 1:30 PM
Instant confirmation
Driver
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickup included from accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama; please provide your hotel name and address.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Relax in the healing waters of the Puritama Hot Springs
  • Marvel at the amazing landscape of the Atacama Desert
  • Travel through the stunning Puritama Gorge in the Andes Mountains
Full description
Meet your driver in the main street of San Pedro to start the tour, then begin your 35 km drive towards an oasis in the middle of the desert. Reach the Puritama Hot Springs, located 3,500 m above sea level at the bottom of a canyon in the Atacama Desert. When you arrive, take a very short hike to reach the natural pools.

At the pools, find a structure set up with dressing rooms, bathrooms, and terraces in every pool. Change into your bathing suits and rent lockers or towels (if you wish) before making your way for a refreshing and invigorating splash in the thermal waters. The waters of the springs come from the Andes mountain range, and reach high temperatures because of the closeness to volcanic materials. Then, the water flows to the surface of the Puritama River, creating 8 natural pools, surrounded by hills and native vegetation.

With a high concentration of different elements, it is said that the pools have medicinal properties and its water temperatures vary between 25 °C and 34 °C (or 77 °F and 93 °F), making this the perfect place for a rest in between your vacation. After relaxing for a while and taking amazing pictures of this natural oasis, transfer back to San Pedro de Atacama where your tour ends.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation from the meeting point in San Pedro de Atacama
  • Trek along Puritama Hot Springs
  • Use of dressing rooms and bathrooms
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance ticket to the Hot Springs (CLP $15,000 Monday - Friday morning; CLP $ 9,000 Monday - Friday afternoon; CLP $ 15,000 Saturday, Sunday and holidays all day)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Cash
Know before you go
• Entrance fees must be paid in cash, in local currency

From US$ 20.50 per person

Organized by

Lourdes Expediciones

Product ID: 344746